Jake McKelvie tours around the country both as a solo act and with his band, The Countertops. Having self-released numerous full-length albums and EPs over the years, he has carved himself a niche as a songwriter, combining a rapid delivery with stream-of-self-consciousness writing in a manner so singular that it is never in question whose songs are being played.
The band has supported acts like Jeffrey Lewis, The Hotelier, The Heligoats and…Big D and the Kids Table. Jake also hosts a bi-weekly interview podcast about indie/DIY music called Crashing Your Planet.
Rhinestone Busboy (2016)
Solid Chunks of Energy (2014)
Denny's Parma - Sound It Out Session
Rhinestone Busboy - Sofar Sounds
Mini Monster - Music Video
JCM & Tops Documentary
“McKelvie has carved himself a niche as a songwriter, combining a rapid delivery with stream-of-self-consciousness writing in a manner so singular that it is never in question whose songs are being played.” Impose
“McKelvie very clearly knows how to write a pop song and has decided to fill his with all sorts of unexpected magic.” Independent Clauses
“Rhinestone Busboy is a refreshing take on realizing that you’re getting older — it’s not too self-conscious, serious, or self-deprecating. It just slyly worms its way into your brain.” No Depression
“Probably the most refreshing CD I’ve heard in the last ten years.” The Noise - Boston
“It was fascinating to watch McKelvie, turning just his voice and an acoustic guitar into wonderfully wordy tracks that just wriggled right into your brain. Even his stage banter was charming.” Pressure Life